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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

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Everything about the 7 days Machame route to climb the Kilimanjaro was great. Communication, guides, ...
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  • Operator Enosa Expeditions Active 53 minutes ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
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  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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6 Day Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek (Machame Route)

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6 day trekking trip through Machame Camp, Shira Camp, Barranco Camp and 6 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
  • Operator White Snow Travel Ltd
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  • Age Range13 to 79 years old
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Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route (8 Days)

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Incredible experience made a million times more memorable due to the warm, welcoming, new G-adventur ...
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  • Operator G Adventures Active 7 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking combined with Wildlife Safari

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Very beautiful trip, with all the logistics organized with this local company. everything was five s ...
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Machame Route 6 Days 5 Nights

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From Amos greeting us at the Kilimanjaro airport, to Guides, and all of the porters and our cook hel ...
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  • Operator Migration Venture Africa Ltd Active 22 hours ago
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
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  • Age Range10 to 80 years old
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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

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Fast and concise answers anytime we needed some infos. Gody was super great. We recommand Bless Afri ...
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  • Operator Bless Africa Tours and Safaris Active 3 hours ago
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Kilimanjaro - Machame route

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Anapa is a well organised travel agency, they answer quickly and they met perfectly our demands. Mar ...
  • Operator Anapa Travel Africa Tours
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Hotel, Camping, Tent, Guest House, Sleeping Hut & Hut
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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Eight-Day Kilimanjaro: Machame Route

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Kilisa Tours & Safaris is really a perfect tour operator and we were able to contact from the email ...
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  • Age Range7 to 85 years old
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Mt. Kilimanjaro - Umbwe route, 8 days

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8 day trekking trip through Moshi, Umbwe Camp, Barranco Camp and 5 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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  • Operator Altezza Travel
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
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  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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Six-Day Kilimanjaro Climb: Machame Route

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We went with Kilisa tours based in Moshi, this was my second trip to Tanzania, as I was here with
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Kilimanjaro - Machame route, 7 day Private

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I was part of a group of 3 hikers wishing to climb Kilimanjaro via the Machame route in 7 days
  • Operator Maasai Wanderings
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Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit

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The staff at Zara are wonderful, very friendly and welcoming. The guides that Zara use are professi ...
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  • Operator Zara Tours
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6-Day Tanzania Explorers Machame climbing

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6 day explorer tour through Machame Hut, Shira Camp, Barafu Camp and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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  • Operator Anapa Travel Africa Tours
  • Activities Explorer & Trekking
  • Accommodation Camping & Tent
  • Age Range5 to 98 years old
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6 Days Trek to The Roof of Africa - Kilimanjaro

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6 day trekking tour through Machame Camp, Shira Camp, Barranco Camp and 4 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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Kilimanjaro Machame route Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 44 customer reviews
Very Good Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route
4 - Very Good
  • Ryuichi Furusugi
  • From Japan
“Very Good”
Excellent agency. Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route
5 - Excellent
  • Benvermeulen
  • From Netherlands
“Everything about the 7 days Machame route to climb the Kilimanjaro was great. Communication, guides, chef, porters, were excellent. They really took care of us!
Me and my son had a unforgettable trip. Thank you Noël, Anton, Gilbert, and all the others who accompanied us. We will never forget you.”
Kilisa GOOD as the first Reviewed Tour: Six-Day Kilimanjaro Climb: Machame Route
5 - Excellent
  • Ellis James
  • From Austria
“We went with Kilisa tours based in Moshi, this was my second trip to Tanzania, as I was here with my 16-year-old son on October 2017 ... It was memorable and unforgettable, promised to come back and so I came with my 23-year-old daughter this year. This visit was as good as the first. As the title of the review states. I would rate it all this local tour company if it were possible.
We arrived to check in early, meet the group we were sharing the experience with and they were awesome, got geared up and then started our adventure
We did the 6-days trek via the Machame route which is a very beautiful scenery and it was worthy every minute. The landscapes are really amazing. The hiking is tough but thanks to the guides who were fantastic and reassuring and did put our minds at ease and answered questions while gave information every step of the way.

The porters were Incredible
Fresh, delicious meals everyday made the adventure even better. And shout out to our chef Juma a.k.a Mama Mayoo, lol that’s was what we were told to call him
The WHOLE CREW were friendly and experienced had so much energy and they made everything funny and exciting! [They seem genuinely glad to be of service to you] as they provided a great experience for us. They made my daughter feel like a queen and went above and beyond their role and made us feel relaxed and comfortable with the whole trek

definitely worth every penny
The best part was the experience, because this is really a lifetime experience that we will not forget. We highly recommend this event for those seeking a safe, but breath-taking, experience in Kilimanjaro mountain Climb.”
The tour operator responded on :
“Dear Ellis

I would just like to take the opportunity to thank you for being such a valued guest. I am so happy to see that you had enjoyed your experience with Kilisa tours Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff
It is always so nice to receive such feedback as we work hard to ensure that our guest have lovely experience with us
Your opinion is of great value to us as we constantly strive to improve our services year by year.
experience holiday here with us.

Kind regards,
Juliana”

Kilimanjaro Machame Route - Overview

Approaching Mount Kilimanjaro from the southwest, Machame is the second most popular of the Kilimanjaro routes. It is also known as the “Whiskey” route since it is more arduous than the “Coca Cola” (Marangu) route owing to its longer and steeper walks, and lack of sleeping huts. Although Machame is regarded a difficult route, it paradoxically has a higher success rate than the Marangu Route.

Beginning at the south-west side of the mountain, the route takes around six day to complete; however, seven days is advised for a day should spent for acclimatization for safety reasons and for a higher probability of a successful summit. Climbers will sleep in designated campsites in tents. Trekkers have two options to reach Uhuru Peak. Majority of the trekkers choose the long Barafu Trail that offer the scenic view of the Rebmann Glacier. The other route is on the Western Breach Route, which is more thrilling and traverses through Lava tower and the Arrow Glacier.

The Machame Route is a very popular trail probably because climbers experience spectacular scenic beauty and diversity. The trail starts off by traversing through the lush, green rainforest to the moorlands and then to dry and dusty Shira Plateau. After climbing up to the Uhuru Peak in the Arctic climate zone, the descent is made on the steep Mweka Route, which allows trekkers to experience the dry mountain desert and the lowland forest. So, take this route if you want a more challenging and scenically varied trail to the mountain and don’t mind crowds.

Machame Route - Trek Facts
Trek Difficulty: Moderate To Difficult
Trek Duration: 7 Days
Max Altitude: 5,895 Meters
Accommodation: Camping
Best Season: All Year

Kilimanjaro Machame Route - Itinerary

The below is a sample itinerary. It may vary slightly depending on the final trekking agency you choose to go with:

  • Day 1: Trek starts and we will go to Machame Camp 4 – 6 hours
  • Day 2: To Shira Camp 4 – 5 hours
  • Day 3: To Barranco Camp via Lava Tower 4 – 6 hours
  • Day 4: To Barafu Camp via Karanga Valley 7 - 8 hours
  • Day 5: To Summit and Mweka Camp 11 – 14 hours
  • Day 6: To Moshi 3 – 4 hours

Trekking facts for the Machame route in a nutshell

  • It is the most popular route -- 45% of climbers
  • Heavy Traffic
  • Moderately expensive (comparatively) as it starts at a remote location
  • Camping
  • It is a very scenic route (and also the reason for its popularity)